Alexis Tsipras said Greece wanted to service its debt - but couldn't
Greece cannot service its huge debt and will seek a bridge loan rather than an extension of its bailout, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said.
In an address to parliament, he also promised measures to cut bureaucratic spending and said his government would stick to all its pre-election pledges.
Mr Tsipras's far-left Syriza party won elections last month on a promise to end austerity measures.
EU officials have rejected his efforts to renegotiate Greece's bailout terms.
"The bailout failed," Mr Tsipras said told parliament on Sunday. "The new government is not justified in asking for an extension ... because it cannot ask for an extension of mistakes."
He said that Greece wanted to service its debt. "If our peers want so too, they are invited to come to the table of dialogue so we can discuss how to make it viable," he added.
Greece's current programme of loans ends on 28 February. A final €7.2bn (£5.4) is still to be negotiated, but the new government does not want to extend the programme and has already begun to roll back austerity measures.
Greek debt stands at more than €320bn, or about 174% of Greece's economic output.
In last month's elections Syriza fell just short of an outright majority and formed a coalition government with the centre-right Independent Greeks.
On Sunday, Mr Tsipras said the government's "irreversible decision is to implement in full our pre-elections pledges".
The first priority, he said, was "tackling the big wounds of the bailout, tackling the humanitarian crisis".
That includes giving free food and electricity to those worst affected by the economic crisis, and ending an unpopular annual levy on private property.
Among other commitments outlined on Sunday were
A number of measures aimed at cutting costs or raising revenue were also announced, including
The Greek Prime Minister also repeated demands that Germany pay reparations for World War Two and repay a loan that the Nazis forced the Bank of Greece to pay when they occupied Greece.
Greece had "a moral obligation to our people, to history, to all European peoples who fought and gave their blood against Nazism," he said.